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Diet and Lifestyle

Diet video providing educational information in English and Urdu.



Finding recipes that are examples of what someone with a good diet might eat is often hard. Diabetes UK has a database of more than 140 healthy recipes. These calorie-counted dishes have all been adapted, tasted and nutritionally analysed for Diabetes UK.

Food and travel

Some tips to help you enjoy the local cuisine while travelling.


This leaflet explains what you need to know about alcohol as someone with diabetes. It covers what sensible drinking limits are, what precautions you should take and how best to prevent having a hypo whilst drinking.

South Asian Food Dishes

This page shows some South Asian food dishes and healthier options.

Enjoy food

This resource will offers recipes, advice and expert diabetes nutritional information.


This leaflet discusses what a carbohydrate is, what different kinds there are, and the effect they can have on your diabetes.


This leftlet explains what wholegrain foods are, and the benefits of eating them.

Fats, Oils and Spreads

This leaflet discusses different fats in the diet.

The glycaemic index

This leaflet explains what glycaemic index is.


This leaflet explains how eating too much salt as part of your diet can have have an impact on your health.

Carbohydrate counting

This page discusses carbohydrate counting and why it is important for people with diabetes.

Dairy Foods

This page discusses dairy foods as part of a balanced diet.

Fruit and vegetables

This page discusses how fruit and vegetables play an important role in a healthy diet.

Fibre & wholegrains

This page discusses fibre and wholegrains, how you can include it as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Meat, fish, poultry and pulses

This page discusses meat, fish, poultry and pulses and how you can include them as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Healthy Eating Overview

This page contains our healthy eating overview, as well as our top 10 tips for healthy eating with diabetes.

Diet: key information for healthy eating

This page provides information on ways to maintain a health lifestyle through diet and exercise.